Video:Tips for Serving Grilled Cornwith Krystyna Rittichier
Grilled corn tastes great by itself, but this summertime favorite can be made into a delicacy with creative toppings. In this how-to video from About.com, get some great ideas for serving a delicious corn on the cob.See Transcript
Transcript:Tips for Serving Grilled Corn
Hi. I'm Krystyna Rittichier with About.com, and today I'll give you some tips for serving grilled corn.
Serving Grilled Corn with Toppings
Grilled corn tastes great by itself. However, this summertime favorite can be made into a delicacy with creative topping ideas. One simple way to serve a flavorful corn on the cob is to make your own flavored butter. One great flavored butter for corn on the cob is garlic butter. In a food processor combine 2 sticks of butter, 8 cloves of garlic, ¼ habanero pepper, deseeded, and ¼ bunch of fresh chives. Process these in a blender until they are smooth. You can use flavored butter to brush on the corn while it is cooking, or you can serve it on the side.
Another way to adorn corn on the cob is with a sauce or marinade. You can top it with balsamic vinegar, fresh mint and parmesan. You can top corn on the cob with soy sauce, garlic, and brown sugar. You can mix 1 tablespoons of dijon mustard with 4 tbsp butter for a sweet dijon sauce. You can also sprinkle various cheeses or seasonings on the corn when it comes off. Butter, parmasan cheese and oregano make a subtle seasoning.
More Topping and Serving Ideas for Grilled Corn
For a spicier dish you can top the corn with butter, cilantro, chili powder and red pepper. For an unforgettable dish, some people top corn on the cob as they would a baked potato. Add butter, sour cream, diced onion, shredded cheddar and finely diced bacon when the corn is hot off the grill. Just don't add too many toppings or the subtle flavor of the corn will be lost. Other topping ideas include crumbled cheeses like feta, pesto, teryiaki marinade, chipolte pepper powder, fresh lime juice, vinaigrette dressing and even mayonnaise.
To eat corn on the cob hot off the grill, you can use corn cob holders, bamboo skewers, or you can even leave the husks on as a handle for the corn. Just be sure to use a napkin for the stem if you eat the corn right off the grill, because the husks will be very hot at first.
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